Genomatix Software has released Genomatix Genome Analyzer, an integrated hardware and software solution for the analysis of data generated by next-generation sequencing platforms from Illumina, Roche/454, Applied Biosystems, and Helicos BioSciences. The software helps with the analysis of mammalian ChIP-seq and transcriptome studies. The GGA is driven by an integrated browser-based interface. All database structures, scripts, and tools are open and accessible for re-arrangement or integration of other procedures.
MacVector has released MacVector 10, a desktop sequence analysis application for Macintosh computers. The new version has a tabbed view of the sequence and a dynamic automatic restriction enzyme display to simplify clone construction. It also has a new feature editor to simplify the creation of GenBank-style annotations, and a redesigned Entrez browser with support for more databases and retrieval of genomic “contig” sequences. Primer design has also been updated, with a new Primer3-based primer design function with support for real-time PCR primers.
In addition, the company has released a new version of Assembler, a desktop sequence assembly plugin for MacVector, which now offers real-time translation of contigs.
COSMIC, the Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer, release 38 is available here. COSMIC v38 contains updates on a number of cancer-related genes.